NEWS
Friday July 12 2019
Porto sign Real Sociedad goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli

Porto are close to completing a deal to sign Real Sociedad goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli this summer, according to reports.

Diario AS cite reports in Portugal that the Argentine shot-stopper will join the Dragons after making 29 appearances for La Real last campaign.

The 27-year-old first moved to the Basque club in the summer of 2014 having previously been on the books of Estudiantes and Deportivo Maldonado, making 180 first-team appearances for the club.

It is said that the Portuguese giants are hopeful of signing a goalkeeper to add competition for established number one Iker Casillas, who suffered a health scare in training just two months ago.

The report cites former Spain international goalkeeper Casillas as once saying that Rulli was one of his favourite shot-stoppers in the Spanish top flight.

Last season, La Real rejected a €15m approach from Napoli for the goalkeeper and it is likely that they will demand a minimum of €20m for any summer move.

The move would leave Miguel Angel Moya as the first choice goalkeeper at Real Sociedad.

 

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